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tamjk
2015-08-25 08:53:44
The Point
Even if you actually DID do the north ascent and back in 2 hours, then you should still see that time is not the issue here.
Or at least for most people it isn't.
Most of us just want to climb safely, take our photos and return to tell the tale.

There seems to be an undercurrent - passively encouraged by the silent management of this website - of derring-do and buailim scíth in these pages.
A fellow who wrote a bit on the Hag's Tooth blithely finishes telling us that the climb would not be one for a windy day or those without a head for heights.

Am I the only one here who knows that standard life insurance policies do not cover death resulting from mountaineering ?
Am I the only one who hasn't bumped up the policy to cover extreme sports ?
Or am I simply the only one whose everyday life provides him with more than enough situations - workwise, familywise and communitywise - to use up any surplus tospach ?

I doubt it.
But it does seem that - like the woman who complains in the shoe shop about the hurt her "stylish" shoes are causing here - I'm the only one actually SAYING so . . .

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All responses to my previous comments on Mullaghanattin climb entries have ignored the main point. That is that since 90% of hill-walkers are just day-trippers, the difficulty ratings for the peaks entered on this sort of website should reflect the experience level of the majority, not the minority. Ditto with anticipated climb/walk times and safety considerations.
Hey man -- we the usually silent majority of climbers don't want to get anything other than a good day's exercise and a few good photos from it all.

It seems that this website not only provides a league table format for climbers racking up their conquests : it also seems to disallow any form of dissent against this sub-culture of Boastful Bernardism.

I have to add my most recent comment here as there is no visible means to add a comment on the Motley Views webpage. How do other people add their comments ? Maybe they'll tell us.
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Sail Mhor
Peter Walker a day ago.
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Binnion: Hills, radios and lost leads
eejaymm a day ago.
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Coastal Dublin - Donabate to Malahide
Onzy a day ago.
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Gleninagh Mountain: A sweeping vista of the Aran Islands, Fanore Beach and Galwa
Damian120 6 days ago.
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Tour d'Oueil-Larboust (Pyrenees)
David-Guenot a day ago.
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Mount Corrin: Storm damage
thomas_g a week ago.
If you plan on walking to Derrylahard East from Corrin please note that in July 2018 the sheeps Head way is closed due to storm damage 2km after Corrin. I didn’t attempt it so not sure if it’s pas...

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Near Beinn Ghobhlach, Loch Maree to Loch Broom (Britain)
Peter Walker 3 days ago.
walk, Len: 10.9km, Climb: 739m, Area: Beinn Ghobhlach, Loch Maree to Loch Broom...

  
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Bushfires in Dublin/ Wicklow July 2018
Trailtrekker 3 days ago.
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Knockaughna: Mind how you go
thomas_g a week ago.
I wouldn’t recommend driving up the track described by sandman. I did and got halfway where it became too overgrown to proceed. They only turning opportunity is a gate that requires some serious e...

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Suilven
Peter Walker 4 days ago.
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Mouldy Hill: Rough coastal summit over Buncrana and Lough Swilly.
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 a week ago.
Starting point is the large carpark at White Strand at approx C345302 on the main road into Buncrana. Walk back to the Harbour Inn and take the short journey along Tank Rd, turn left onto Hillview...

  
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Bushfires in Dublin/ Wicklow July 2018
MickC a week ago.
Hi,Does anyone know, or suggest where I might find out, the extent of the recent bushfires in Dublin/ Wicklow? Planning a walk from the Sally Gap to Glenmalure over the next few days.Cheers.Mick


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